An Ideal Husband

Sevenov September 2, 2022

An Ideal Husband by Oscar Wilde

Author: Oscar Wilde | Published: 1895

An Ideal Husband

An Ideal Husband by Oscar Wilde is a classic play that explores the complexities of love and morality. It follows the story of Sir Robert Chiltern, a successful politician who has built his career on a foundation of lies and deception. As events unfold, Sir Robert is faced with an ultimatum – either confess his sins or lose everything he has worked so hard to achieve.

In this play, Wilde examines the power of secrets and public scandal as well as how far one should go to protect their own reputation. Through witty dialogue and clever characterization, Wilde reveals how we can all be hypocritical in our actions when it comes to personal gain. An Ideal Husband provides us with an entertaining look into Victorian society and its ideals for the perfect marriage. Audiences have delighted in this play since its first performance in London's Haymarket Theatre back in 1895. Find out more about An Ideal Husband at

About Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde was a renowned playwright, novelist, poet and wit from late 19th century Britain. Born in Dublin in 1854, Wilde left his mark on the world of literature with works such as The Picture of Dorian Gray and The Importance of Being Earnest. He was also revered for his brilliant wit and sharp tongue. His talent for satire often brought him into confrontation with the conservative Victorian society that surrounded him.

Though Wilde initially gained fame through his writing, he became even more well-known after a series of trials during which he was accused of homosexuality in 1895. Despite the outrage against him at the time, many today view Oscar Wilde as an icon who challenged societal norms and pushed boundaries with his artistry. He is remembered by generations all over the world as one of Britain's most beloved literary figures. Find out more about Oscar Wilde at

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